1925 Tulane Green Wave football team

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1925 Tulane Green Wave football
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SoCon co-champion
Conference Southern Conference
1925 record 9–0–1 (5–0 SoCon)
Head coach Clark Shaughnessy
Offensive scheme Single wing
Captain Lester Lautenschlaeger
Home stadium Second Tulane Stadium
(Capacity: 11,000)
Seasons
« 1924 1926 »
1925 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama + 7 0 0     10 0 0
Tulane + 5 0 0     9 0 1
North Carolina 4 0 1     7 1 1
Washington and Lee 5 1 0     5 5 0
Virginia 4 1 1     7 1 1
Georgia Tech 4 1 1     6 2 1
Kentucky 4 2 0     6 3 0
Florida 3 2 0     8 2 0
Auburn 3 2 1     5 3 1
VPI 3 3 1     5 3 2
Vanderbilt 3 3 0     6 3 0
Tennessee 2 2 1     5 2 1
South Carolina 2 2 0     7 3 0
Georgia 2 4 0     4 5 0
VMI 2 4 0     6 4 0
Sewanee 1 4 0     4 4 1
Mississippi A&M 1 4 0     3 4 1
LSU 0 2 1     5 3 1
NC State 0 4 1     3 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 0     5 5 0
Clemson 0 4 0     1 7 0
Maryland 0 4 0     2 5 1
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1925 Tulane Green Wave football team represented the Tulane Green Wave of Tulane University in the sport of American football during the 1925 college football season. Tulane shut out 6 of its 10 opponents, with its only blemish a tie to Missouri Valley champion Missouri.

The undefeated backfield included captain and Hall of Fame quarterback Lester Lautenschlaeger and halfback Peggy Flournoy, the nation's leading scorer.[1] 1925 also saw the south's widespread use of the forward pass.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 26 Louisiana College* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 77–0   4,500
October 3 Missouri* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA T 6–6   8,500
October 10 Ole Miss Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 26–7  
October 17 Mississippi A&M Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 25–3  
October 24 at Northwestern* Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 18–7  
October 31 at Auburn Cramton BowlMontgomery, AL W 13–0  
November 7 Louisiana Tech* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 37–0  
November 14 Sewanee Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 14–0  
November 21 at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) W 16–0   21,000
November 26 at Centenary* Shreveport, LA W 14–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

Season summary[edit]

Louisiana College[edit]

The season opened on a wet, sloppy field. Tulane beat Louisiana College of Pineville 77–0.[3] Coach Shaughnessy only allowed his regulars to play half of the game.[4] Lester Lautenschlaeger was probably the star of the game.[4]

Missouri[edit]

The only blemish on the year was a 6–6 tie to Missouri. Peggy Flournoy plunged over for the tying touchdown.[5]

Mississippi[edit]

The Green Wave beat coach Homer Hazel's Ole Miss Rebels 26–7.[6]

Mississippi A&M[edit]

Bernie Bierman's Mississippi Aggies took the lead 3–0 in the opening quarter with a drop kick.[7] Harry P. Gamble blocked a couple of kicks and Tulane came back to win 25–3.[7] After the defeat of the Aggies, some Tulane supporters felt the Wave would defeat Alabama.[8]

Northwestern[edit]

Flournoy

In the 18–7 triumph over Northwestern, Flournoy scored three touchdowns and skied his punts.[7]

Auburn[edit]

On a field thick with muddy, Alabama clay, the Green Wave won over the Auburn Tigers 13–0.[9]

Louisiana Tech[edit]

Flournoy scored 31 of Tulane's 37 points in the win over Louisiana Polytechnic.[10]

Sewanee[edit]

Tulane defeated the Sewanee Tigers 14–0. Flournoy got loose for a 68-yard run off tackle.[10]

LSU[edit]

After a scoreless first half, Tulane beat the rival LSU Tigers by a 16–0 score.[10] The final point were scored by Irish Levy dropping the LSU quarterback for a safety.[11]

Centenary[edit]

Something of an anticlimax after the LSU game, Tulane beat Centenary 14–0.[11]

Postseason[edit]

Tulane shared the SoCon title with Wallace Wade's Alabama Crimson Tide, which went on to win the Rose Bowl.

Lester Lautenschlaeger

One account reads "In the South they call "Peggy" Flournoy of Tulane University, the greatest all-round gridder in that section."[12] Flournoy led the nation in scoring in scoring with 128 points,[1] and was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award by the Veteran Athletic's Association.[13] He was selected by Billy Evans and Norman E. Brown as a first-team halfback on their 1925 College Football All-America Teams.[14][15] He was also named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press and the All-America Board.[16][17] Flournoy and Irish Levy were All-Southern. Levy was never taken out of a game for an injury during his playing career.[18] Lautenschlaeger made Billy Evans' Southern Honor Roll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Charles "Peggy" Flournoy". Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Shaping College Football". google.com. 
  3. ^ http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16313coll13/id/161/rec/5
  4. ^ a b "Tulane Piles Up Record Score". The Monroe News-Star. September 28, 1925. p. 8. Retrieved June 1, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  5. ^ Jambalaya 1926, p. 199
  6. ^ Jambalaya 1926, p. 200
  7. ^ a b c Jambalaya 1926, p. 201
  8. ^ "Tulane Gridders Striking Hard Pace; Flournoy Wins Praise of Sports Writers". The Monroe News-Star. November 7, 1925. p. 6. Retrieved June 1, 2016.  open access publication - free to read
  9. ^ Jambalaya 1926, p. 202
  10. ^ a b c Jambalaya 1926, p. 203
  11. ^ a b Jambalaya 1926, p. 204
  12. ^ ""Peggy" Flournoy Rates High in Southern Grid Circles". Reading Times. December 6, 1925. p. 17. Retrieved June 1, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  13. ^ "Player To Be Honor Guest". The Morning Herald. December 19, 1925. p. 13. Retrieved June 1, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  14. ^ Evans, Billy (1925-12-05). "Here's Billy Evans' All-Americans". The Fitchburg Sentinel. 
  15. ^ Brown, Norman E. (1925-12-07). "Here Are Brown's All-American Selections: All Sections of Country On Writer's All-American". Galveston County Daily News. 
  16. ^ "Associated Press Announces All-American Teams". Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. 1925-12-14. 
  17. ^ Tad Jones; Knute Rockne & Glenn Warner (1925-12-04). "Red Grange Placed on Second All-American Team: Coaches Keep Star Off First: Rockne, Jones and Warner Claim He Has Two Main Weak Points; Friedman Is Captain; Two Michigan Men Honored; Pacific Coast Stars in the Backfield". The Davenport Democrat. 
  18. ^ "Claim Tulane's Star Guard Best On Southern Gridiron". November 30, 1925. p. 19. Retrieved March 16, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read

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